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12/1/2010

(Stupid) Conspiracy Theory of the Day

Filed under: General — Aaron Worthing @ 6:46 pm

[Guest post by Aaron Worthing; if you have tips, please send themhere.]

You know that TSA scan or grope rule?  Well there is a secret agenda behind it.  Here, I will let Eugene Delgaudio “elected official on the Loudoun [Virginia] County Board of Supervisors” explain what it is all about:

Delgaudio writes for the Public Advocate, a conservative, non-profit organization.

A widely distributed e-mail written by Delgaudio for the Public Advocate about TSA, claims the pat downs are part of a “Homosexual Agenda.” And he criticizes TSA’s non-discrimination hiring policy.

“It’s the federal employee’s version of the Gay Bill of Special Rights… That means the next TSA official that gives you an ‘enhanced pat down’ could be a practicing homosexual secretly getting pleasure from your submission,” Delgaudio wrote.

Wow.  Just wow.  I had no idea…  that anyone could be so stupid and paranoid, outside of the Democratic Underground.  Yes, that’s it, genius, this is all a plot to help a few gay dudes get their jollies.  Did you figure that one out all by yourself?  Were crayons involved?

And bonus points if anyone noticed this moron was writing from something called The Public Advocate.  Boy, ain’t that a Freudian detail?

Now on the other hand, I can fully believe that this whole TSA thing is actually a conspiracy to cause this to happen.

That would be the rapper and all around hottie Fergie getting scanned.  And in showing that picture, I think I just made about half the population not only support such scans but contemplate a career at the T&A TSA.

[Posted and authored by Aaron Worthing.]

88 Responses to “(Stupid) Conspiracy Theory of the Day”

  1. As nutty as The Nation’s counter conspiracy theory.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  2. Delgaudio is that guy what wrote a nutty fundraising email and someone posted it here in a thread a week or two ago and said that it was distributed by Townhall and you asked them for proof and he never came back with any

    happyfeet (42fd61)

  3. Hotty? Ummm…

    Dmac (498ece)

  4. you saw where Boehner and Cantor want to take a break from working on our little country’s problems to clutch their pearls about the horrifically subversive dirty gay art the Smithsonian is forcing people to see at gunpoint including children

    why does the Smithsonian hate Christmas?

    happyfeet (42fd61)

  5. happy

    i think we the people have a right to say we don’t want to see our money spent on something that offends us.

    i do think the christmas connection is weak, though.

    And this email’s contents were verified by the author.

    Dmac

    I stand by my assertion about her hotness.

    Aaron Worthing (b8e056)

  6. Well, that actually makes sense since Homeland Security took out the ping pong tables out of the break room for TSA employees. They miss gripping little…oh, you get the idea.

    Pat Patterson (56dc55)

  7. oh… your quibble was just on the point of whether of not Townhall had distributed it I don’t think you doubted the authenticity. I just thought it was weird to see the guy’s name again in such a short period of time.

    I don’t think people have the right not to be offended and I sure don’t think a couple of tools like Cantor and Boehner should decide what arts other Americans can see or not see. I don’t think censoring the art exhibits is even remotely related to the reasons Team R was voted back into the majority in the House, and I think it’s a suggestive clue that Team R has its head up its ass.

    happyfeet (42fd61)

  8. Please reference comment #25 on this post.

    Note Aaron Worthing’s response in 26.

    Note that Aaron left out of this post that this email was distributed en masse by leading conservative website Townhall.com – as I had reported in an earlier comment today.

    Thanks for giving me credit on this one.

    ajb (9df40f)

  9. Fergie=Fugly…coyote fugly.

    Old Coot (f73cf0)

  10. there’s been no evidence shown at all that townhall had anything to do with that email

    happyfeet (42fd61)

  11. Mr. Happyfeet is in denial.

    I received this email from townhall.com

    The washington post reported it as well.

    Another example of the credibility of conservative media. Townhall.com is vile and stupid. This email prves it.

    ajb (9df40f)

  12. the washington post thinger is just a crosspost of the same piece from that bluevirginia blog … the only proof that email came from townhall is that bluevirgina says so

    happyfeet (42fd61)

  13. *bluevirginia*

    happyfeet (42fd61)

  14. I guess ajb got us. Every Conservative in the United States is directly responsible for the natterings of a Virginia County Supervisor whether we agree with him or not.

    Because we all march in lockstep and all that is written on Townhall is holy.

    By making that logical leap, can we also assume that ajb is a Communist truther that thinks the Illuminati, the Bildenburg group and whatever that silly club is in California rule the world?

    I can and I think I will. He/she makes as much sense. Taking insincere people seriously is, well, boring.

    Ag80 (e828a4)

  15. and besides that email you’re yammering on about has nothing at all to do with Delgaudio’s nutty rant about the TSA

    it’s a totally separate dealio really except fro the same nutcase wrote them – the rant this post here is about was reported in the media in Virginia

    happyfeet (42fd61)

  16. except *for* I mean

    happyfeet (42fd61)

  17. “I don’t think censoring the art exhibits is even remotely related to the reasons Team R was voted back into the majority in the House, and I think it’s a suggestive clue that Team R has its head up its ass.”

    This is about funding them, which indeed I elected Republicans in the obviously rather futile hope they could stop funding things they don’t need to.

    This is small. That’s the problem… a huge number of things that ought to be defunded are small and someone is going to complain that it’s oppressive and somehow a violation of rights for the government not to fund something.

    Nope. Defund it. The government doesn’t need to be in the art business at all.

    #

    there’s been no evidence shown at all that townhall had anything to do with that email

    Comment by happyfeet —

    True. Hacks like ajb do that. They have a valid beef with this delgaudio jackass, but they are compelled to twist their case unfairly anyway. gotta insinuate and smear someone, and I guess in this case that means guilt by association.

    If Townhall sent some crap they should be embarrassed over it, but it would be easy to prove and no one seems to have that proof.

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  18. The email WAS forwarded en mass by Townhall.com. That is a simple fact because I received it a week ago and posted much of it, cut and pasted from my email. WTF do you think I got it, out of my ass?

    You can surrender. It came from Townhall. The WaPost published the entire email.

    ajb (9df40f)

  19. I think you can defund the Smithsonian without censoring particular art exhibits.

    Now it’s all confuzzled.

    Does Boeherfail want to censor the arts to save monies or to save Christmas from the dirty dirty homos? I think if you read his Boehnerfail statements on the matter you’d come away rather uncertain at best as to motive.

    happyfeet (42fd61)

  20. no Mr. ajb you have not presented proof that townhall is trafficking in delgaudio’s kooky screeds

    I should like to see proofs and if such proofs are forthcoming I will join you in your dismay at townhall’s complicity

    also I will link a music from that show about the sexy sexy vampires… I haven’t seen it yet I wonder if it’s any good

    happyfeet (42fd61)

  21. ajb is just demonstrating untreated mental illness.

    ajb, help is available if you ask for it.

    daleyrocks (df87cd)

  22. Wait a second, I decided to check. That post isn’t on Townhall.com. The Washington Post didn’t “report” it. It’s on the Post’s political network blog and simply dupicated from whatever nutjob site that Delgaudio posts on.

    ajb, you seem to put a lot of truck in that email, and I have no doubt you received it, but could you, like, post the contents for review? Just to prove that Townhall.com reproduced the post and endorsed it and all.

    Because, at it stands now, it looks as if the Post is a lot more guilty of your accusation against Townhall.com

    Ag80 (e828a4)

  23. I think you can defund the Smithsonian without censoring particular art exhibits.

    Now it’s all confuzzled.

    Does Boeherfail want to censor the arts to save monies or to save Christmas from the dirty dirty homos? I think if you read his Boehnerfail statements on the matter you’d come away rather uncertain at best as to motive.

    Comment by happyfeet —

    Well, it’s hard to argue with that.

    Unfortunately, politics is… political. We will never win a single political battle without finding great thematic narratives. The extreme nature of this exhibit will piss a lot of people off and they will ask themselves why in the hell we’re paying for this.

    Personally, I wonder why in the hell we’re paying for it even if it’s just pretty paintings with no offensive content, but we don’t win battles that way.

    The justification for funding public broadcasting or arts or an assortment of things is extremely weak, but it can sustain weak attacks such as my generalized ‘limited government’ ideal. That’s a shame. My attack should carry much more weight than Boehner’s ‘This is offensive’ one. However, that’s the attack that gets people to analyze funding this crap.

    Censorship is also not the government’s role, but without Boehner’s whining we still have plenty. There’s no way the Smithsonian is going to post exhibits that offend the elites, such as Muhammad or something condemning homosexuality (hot that I want to see anything like that).

    We already have censorship, but the right is supposed to live up to different rules than the left. Things that offend us aren’t valid complaints, while things that offend them are.

    Which leads neatly back to my point that the government should just abandon the idea of funding art altogether. Someone wants a building full of their favorite art… fine. Pay for it.

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  24. Here is the header from the email:

    Survey: Do you support the Homosexual Agenda?
    From: Townhall Spotlight townhallmessage@TownHallmail.com
    Mon, November 22, 2010 10:57:47 AM

    Ask anyone who subscribes to Townhall.com. This is their sender.

    ajb (9df40f)

  25. The email WAS forwarded en mass by Townhall.com. That is a simple fact because I received it a week ago and posted much of it, cut and pasted from my email. WTF do you think I got it, out of my ass?

    You can surrender. It came from Townhall. The WaPost published the entire email.

    Comment by ajb

    I think you got it from a left wing blog. If you got it from townhall, you’d have provided the email headers already. You’re lying.

    But at any rate, you already posted a link to a nutty blog that repeated the email, so pretending your quoting it proves you must have received it is just as stupid as pretending you aren’t the last 30 sockpuppets you’ve used.0

    As AG80 said, the WAPO is more guilty than Townhall, given the evidence we’ve got. Personally, I don’t give a crap about townhall and fail to see the point if they sent the email. If they sent it, shame on them, etc. But you’re obviously lying and it’s just weird.

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  26. I just googled that header. Absolutely no one on the entire internet has ever posted that before.

    When I google the email, it seems other people got it much earlier than ajb’s header, so he probably made it up.

    But I just can’t bring myself to care about this. Ajb should get to his point. Is it that there are people on the right who don’t like gay people? No kidding, sherlock.

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  27. Mr. ajb I think this link points to a dearth of proofs that townhall is super bffs with delgaudio

    I’m just not convinced

    happyfeet (42fd61)

  28. heh….
    I’ve made 3 attempts to upload the entire email. It is in the filter if someone would like to retrive it.

    At the end of the email it says:
    ———————————-

    This email is never sent unsolicited. It is only sent to people on the Townhall.com network OR a friend might have forwarded it to you. We respect and value your time and privacy.

    You can UNSUBSCRIBE from this Townhall Spotlight by clicking here.

    OR Send postal mail to:
    Townhall Spotlight Unsubscribe
    1901 N. Moore St – Suite 701, Arlington, VA 22209

    WERE YOU FORWARDED THIS EDITION OF THE TOWNHALL SPOTLIGHT?
    You can get your own free subscription by clicking here.
    * Copyright Townhall and its Content Providers.
    All rights reserved.

    ajb (9df40f)

  29. William Yelverton is a freaking nutcase.

    JD (eb5afc)

  30. OK, now we’re getting somewhere. Townhall.com sent you a survey that asks if you support the homosexual agenda.

    Do you still have the link to the survey? I just looked over there and I can’t find it.

    Apparently someone named John McCaslin mentioned Delgaudio, but when you search, it says file not found. He’s also not listed as a regular contributor.

    Maybe they realized the whole thing is stupid. Maybe they have a bad search engine. Maybe it’s all a conspiracy and they decided you should be the victim.

    I agree with happy, I’m perfectly content to condemn Townhall, but the header from an email is not proof.

    Ag80 (e828a4)

  31. Notice how strong the level of denial is!! Surely, someone out there subscribes to Townhall.com and can coroborate. I posted this a week ago before any of this hit the blogs. Where the hell do you think I got it from? I mentioned it came from Townhall.com before this was even an issue.

    Stay the course! Townhall couldn’t possibly be this stupid.

    ajb (9df40f)

  32. You too can fear the radical homosexuals and take the push poll morality survey that townhall sent out in the email:

    Here’s your smoking gun:

    http://www.townhallmail.com/fjgzdpfbzzgwdbzbwbdhfwcnnywnnbyfrrhpldghyjdbhr_fnqsssrngh.html

    ajb (9df40f)

  33. Yet, no link.

    I simply can’t find it on Townhall.com. It’s easy to find on the Washington Post. Let me see if I can find a google cache on Townhall.

    Ag80 (e828a4)

  34. Okay, I clicked on your link, Yelverton, and color me shocked that it did not got to town hall, or confirm your claims. You are a pathetic lying little f@coed, William the racist hill jack Yelverton.

    JD (eb5afc)

  35. Reload. The townhall link goes straight to Delgaudio’s Public Advocate

    ajb (9df40f)

  36. oh. that’s sorta proofy I guess, the survey link to delgaudio’s group.

    townhall must need money fairly desperately

    happyfeet (42fd61)

  37. Notice how strong the level of denial is!! Surely, someone out there subscribes to Townhall.com and can coroborate. I posted this a week ago before any of this hit the blogs. Where the hell do you think I got it from? I mentioned it came from Townhall.com before this was even an issue.

    Stay the course! Townhall couldn’t possibly be this stupid.

    Comment by ajb —

    No, I think people were just noting that you’re extremely dishonest and strange, and were unable to show any evidence.

    Why should we just take you at your word? Most of the reaction is to ask you why your point is, which you have yet to explain.

    I don’t understand the link in comment 32, but it appear to be a redirect rather than part of the townhall website.

    As AG80 has proven, there’s much more evidence the Wapo endorses this letter than townhall does. Can ajb admit that proven fact?

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  38. ajb – Simple matter to cut and paste headers and text together. Go for it, gimp.

    daleyrocks (df87cd)

  39. oh. that’s sorta proofy I guess, the survey link to delgaudio’s group.

    townhall must need money fairly desperately

    Comment by happyfeet

    Better than nothing, but it’s just a redirect. I’m not sure how that was made or who made it or if townhall is aware of it. Is townhall some kind of huge conservative organization that has to be socially moderate or respectable? There are a lot of conservatives who get ugly when the topic of gays comes up. I think we all know that. I think it’s a shame, but it’s a free country.

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  40. Are you folks still messing with Professor Yelverton?

    Too many neutrons. Or toxins from aspartame.

    In fact, I need to go find the video of “The Neutron Dance” in his angry, angry honor.

    He keeps casting around until he finds something that will make him feel smart.

    Eric Blair (a27ac1)

  41. Mr. Dustin I think the point is that the link came from delgaudio’s email that he paid townhall to carry – if you look at the link in #8 the link to the survey is presented as part of the delgaudio email, and if that links to a townhall site that redirects to delgaudio’s site I think it’s safe to draw the conclusion that delgaudio hired townhall to spam his kooky email out to their mailing list

    happyfeet (42fd61)

  42. Mr. Dustin I think the point is that the link came from delgaudio’s email that he paid townhall to carry – if you look at the link in #8 the link to the survey is presented as part of the delgaudio email, and if that links to a townhall site that redirects to delgaudio’s site I think it’s safe to draw the conclusion that delgaudio hired townhall to spam his kooky email out to their mailing list

    Comment by happyfeet —

    That’s what it appears to be. I’m not familiar enough with townhall to know if I should care. I agree that this behavior is lame, if it really happened.

    “townhallmail” does not appear on townhall’s search page. The dns doesn’t link it to them either. Not saying they aren’t related, but if someone who isn’t a serial liar like ajb can verify their connection that would help.

    AJB’s the boy who cried wolf, and also considering that he doesn’t appear to have a point, I’m not seeing the big deal here.

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  43. Again … Delgaudio’s email forwarded by townhall had this at the end:

    * Copyright Townhall and its Content Providers.
    All rights reserved.

    ajb (9df40f)

  44. Mr. Dustin click here: http://www.townhallmail.com/

    and see where you go – it’s a redirect to townhall

    happyfeet (42fd61)

  45. ajb did provide a re-direct link from Townhall.com. So, I will provide a condemnation of Townhall. They should not have done this. It is wrong and hateful.

    However, I will go a step further. I’m going to contact Townhall and ask why. I don’t subscribe to Townhall, but I will and I will await its answer.

    Ag80 (e828a4)

  46. Nah, it looks like townhallmail = townhall, actually.

    So at least there’s evidence that townhall hosts a redirect link to delgaudio’s lame survey. OK. Fair enough… townhall, whoever they are, is either cool with that material or too desperate for cash.

    Again… so what?

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  47. it’s definitely a stretch to say townhall endorses this… mostly it just shows that the little monkey who manages their email list is sorta not terribly discriminating

    happyfeet (42fd61)

  48. What happened to all your other arguments, Professor Yelverton?

    Oh, that’s right. You keep getting skooled.

    Eric Blair (a27ac1)

  49. that would be neat Mr. Ag I’m curious to hear what they say

    happyfeet (42fd61)

  50. Mr. Dustin click here: http://www.townhallmail.com/

    and see where you go – it’s a redirect to townhall

    Comment by happyfeet —

    Their whois makes it pretty clear they are one and the same, but I was suspicious that the redirect could be a dirty trick. Not that it’s likely, just that it’s not proven one website is associated with another just because of a redirect like that.

    AG80′s right that this is hateful conduct. I guess I just assume there are haters on the fringe of both sides and don’t see the relevance.

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  51. “Notice how strong the level of denial is!!”

    Heh!

    ajb – With your history of dishonesty, the burden of proof is on you. There is no reason for people to trust your word. NONE.

    daleyrocks (df87cd)

  52. and I sure don’t think a couple of tools like Cantor

    I don’t know about Boehner yet, but Cantor’s no tool.

    Dmac (498ece)

  53. “So at least there’s evidence that townhall hosts a redirect link to delgaudio’s lame survey. ”

    Dustin – If you believe that is what is actually at the end of the survey.

    daleyrocks (df87cd)

  54. It proves that town hall is evil evil evil and that WaPo is a truth seeker and that Yelverton is engaged in his normal schtick of finding a person, and attributing their words and actions to every single Republican and conservative. He is a sick twisted lying disingenuous f@cker that absent his hate, he would have nothing. Usually his links and “proof” go to mediamatterz or thinkregress or rawstory. That he “blogged” about this a week ago or a day ago makes no difference.

    That redirect to a survey is so bad? That survery seemed fairly innocuous. Willie apparently gets the vapors for people being asked their opinions, otherwise WTF is his ranting about?

    JD (eb5afc)

  55. Cantor tried to steal the monies away from those nice families whose moms and dad worked at AIG… he wanted to make a special tax law just to target these families and he almost got away with it

    it was a very dark time in our little country

    happyfeet (42fd61)

  56. I just posted this inquiry to Townhall.com:

    Why does this survey link redirect from your Web site?

    http://www.townhallmail.com/fjgzdpfbzzgwdbzbwbdhfwcnnywnnbyfrrhpldghyjdbhr_fnqsssrngh.html?

    It is leading, unscientific and offensive.

    Thank you for your time and response.

    I will let you know when I receive a reply.

    Ag80 (e828a4)

  57. *dads* I mean I’m trying to type and eat soup and I’m a little overwhelmed

    happyfeet (42fd61)

  58. It is fascinating seeing ajb as a shill for Townhall.com, trying to get folk to go look at Townhall.com … I wonder what Townhall.com did to induce ajb to act in its favour ?

    (grin)

    Alasdair (205079)

  59. “Usually his links and “proof” go to mediamatterz or thinkregress or rawstory.”

    JD – Like his rant last night from Media Matterz about a Fox story on the school in Florida banning Christmas colors that it turned out first ran on MSNBC in Florida.

    Soros is really getting his money’s worth from those guys.

    daleyrocks (df87cd)

  60. Every one of his little comment spam splatters inevitably originates from a place like that. His idea of facts revolves around some idiot at Mediamatterz espousing a leftist point of view. The ukelele he plays is exponentially smarter than him. Couple his Napoleon complex stemming from being a midget and a well founded intellectual inferiority complex, and it is no wonder he lashes out. He wrote a blog post once about how he was going to quit commenting because he realized that hate had become his friend (paraphrase) but memory holed it when someone pointed out to him that he was continuing down the path that he had sworn off. That, and he is krazy.

    JD (eb5afc)

  61. That redirect to a survey is so bad? That survery seemed fairly innocuous. Willie apparently gets the vapors for people being asked their opinions, otherwise WTF is his ranting about?

    Comment by JD — 12/1/2010 @ 8:41 pm

    JD’s got a better take on this than I do. I may read something into the survey, and I’m probably right about where they are coming from, but it’s just a damn survey. It’s just asking people what their opinions are.

    Is this really a valid reason to condemn townhall?

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  62. My suspicion is that Townhall has some sort of subscriber-based mechanism that simply reposts regardless of content, just as the Washington Post does.

    The weird url indicates that. But, you know, it’s not called a fevered swamp for nothing.

    There’s nothing wrong with asking, though. That’s Journalism 101. I don’t mind asking, which seems to be beyond ajb’s ability.

    Ag80 (e828a4)

  63. ajb

    > this email was distributed en masse by leading conservative website Townhall.com

    Congratulations. you proved they forwarded an email. Now, can you prove they did so in approval?

    I mean I just transmitted this guy’s message far and wide. But no one would think i was promoting it.

    Aaron Worthing (b8e056)

  64. ag80 – Asking them, or doing anything other that geting his outrage on, is beyond the abilities of mediamatterz and its sycophants like William Yelverton.

    JD (eb5afc)

  65. Man, Oh Man!

    I was wondering when the “G” Word was going to be brought up. Right, like these TSA folks have nothing better to do than thinking about getting laid while they are doing their job.

    Crazy Stuff There…

    Take Care

    Phil (a5d373)

  66. beyond the abilities of mediamatterz

    It’s hilarious to contemplate Media Matters trying to investigate what people meant instead of snipping little bits out of context.

    “Say, Rush, what did you mean by that? Can you clarify?” hahahahaha

    Their reason for being is certainly not to help people understand where various conservative commentators are actually coming from. Distortion is their sine qua non. They cease to exist without it.

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  67. I do not know what sine qua non means. I will google. I suspect it means lying mendoucheous twatwaffles.

    JD (eb5afc)

  68. Without with not.

    Although I myself would have said that “Distortion is their raison d’etre.”

    kishnevi (1b86f1)

  69. Is Delgaudio part of the International Zionist Conspiracy? Anybody?

    daleyrocks (df87cd)

  70. daley

    no, but i think he is part of the Pink Mafia. lol

    in the closet, of course.

    Aaron Worthing (b8e056)

  71. kish, that’s good too!

    I guess I prefer Latin to French, though I’m hard pressed to distinguish our phrases. Anyway, without cherry picking and distortion, there is no Media Matters. The idea of them actually trying to get someone’s clarification or explanation must seem pretty alien to them.

    I wouldn’t bet against Delgaudio being gay, NTTAWWT.

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  72. For #2 HappyFeet: I got the same email from TownHall, but did not notice who signed it. It read like something ground out by the Family Research Council, F*****s on the Family, or Joe Farah.

    the friendly grizzly (2f59a6)

  73. The thing is, if there were such a conspiracy, how would it differ from the current situation? I don’t think there is an actual conspiracy, in the sense that sinister people got together in a room and planned this; that’s just crazy talk. But the effect is exactly as he describes: TSA people now have the legal power either to look at nude pictures of every passenger, or else fondle the genitals of any passenger of the same sex who refuses, and the TSA advertises to homosexuals that they’re welcome to apply for these jobs. As someone of that persuasion myself, perhaps I should apply. Of course most passengers of either sex are not very attractive, and a lot are positively repulsive, but in every line there are at least a few hotties, and it might be worth groping all the uggs to get my hands on the goodies’ goodies.

    Mind you, I’ve never understood why it seems to matter to some people whether the person feeling them up or ogling them is enjoying or hating it; the experience for you is exactly the same, after all. Normal human benevolence ought to dictate that if you’re going to have to submit to an unpleasant (to you) experience, at least someone should be enjoying it. Insisting that the other person must share your misery, and that this somehow makes it better, seems mean; like a dog in the manger, or a socialist. If I shake your hand and get a thrill up my leg, how have I harmed you? But it seems that at least some people don’t feel this way, and they’re entitled to their feelings.

    So I ask again, if this guy were right, how could we tell? And if we couldn’t, then how do we know he’s wrong, other than the sheer implausibility of it?

    Milhouse (ea66e3)

  74. #19, it’s not just a matter of defunding the arts. That should be done too, eventually, but this is bigger than that. It’s a matter of free speech. It is simply wrong to fund this stuff tax money, extracted by force from Americans, the overwhelming majority of whom are Xians and deeply offended by it. It’s more than wrong, it’s perverse. When a minority is forced to fund the majority’s projects to which they object, that’s one level of wrong; but when the majority is forced to pay for the minority to poke them in the eye it’s a whole nother level. The tail is not just wagging the dog, but slapping the dog in the face.

    Milhouse (ea66e3)

  75. milhouse

    you have convinced me that i should have a right to demand that the TSA agent be female. And hot.

    Aaron Worthing (e7d72e)

  76. feets, I told you that Cantor wasn’t a tool – here’s some proof:

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1210/45845.html

    Dmac (498ece)

  77. I went to Ohio over the weekend to attend the ass licking my Buckeys gave to that school up north. I wore my kilt as a mini act of civil disobedience. My kilt buckles set off the metal detector and I got the “enhanced pat down”. I told the screener I was “commando” under my kilt so he checked me on the outside. No biggie. On the return flight, we had a layover in Baltimore. I had carried on my laptop case on both flights. I was getting my charger out when I noticed that I had a KNIFE in my pouch with my charger. I had put it in there two months prior (it was my Boy Scout son’s)at the motel we were staying in so the maid wouldn’t see it. The knife was a metal, razor sharp 8″ (unfolded)lethal weapon. Made it through both airports. When I landed in Tampa, I went to the TSA at the security check point and asked for a supervisor. I explained what had happened and her response was “You know you are supposed to check that in your baggage.” I just stared at her and walked away. Nice response TSA. Didn’t even escort me out of the area.
    What a joke

    FLBuckeye (719a12)

  78. oops…ass KICKING…LOL

    FLBuckeye (719a12)

  79. FLBuckeye, you are just a non-speaking role in their security theater.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  80. Just to keep my pledge to update, I have received no response from Townhall.com about ajb’s dreaded survey.

    However, I am now receiving urgent spam from Townhall Spotlight about investing in some timeshare crap.

    I suspect that Townhall Spotlight is a marketing gimmick: Pay us a few bucks and we’ll send emails to our subscribers to buy you’re wonderful product or participate in your bogus surveys.

    So, ajb’s smoking gun is Townhall’s way to make a buck.

    That’s capitalism. Townhall should be more circumspect on who they allow to buy their mailing lists, but ajb’s glorious gotcha isn’t much of a gotcha.

    However, I will say it says a lot about both Townhall and ajb.

    First, Townhall has commentators that I respect, but I will be more leery of its practices and motivations. From now on, in my book, they will rank about as high as the Washington Post.

    Second, I will say to ajb: Do you know how this whole internet thingy works? It doesn’t just regurgitate truth on demand as much as you would like it to.

    I also will say, without equivocation, that ajb did indeed receive an anti-homosexual survey from Townhall Spotlight. So, in a sense, he wins.

    I, however, will either have to change my email or continue to have to suffer Townhall Spotlight spam.

    That’s the price you pay for the truth.

    Ag80 (e828a4)

  81. Timeshare spam is even more annoying than ridiculous gay hysteria spam, ag80.

    Thanks for taking one for the team.

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  82. Ag – I would suggest that he can only claim to be partially correct, as that was part of a broader oft repeated point of his that conservatives are all gay hating homophobic godbothering jesuslanderer fetus-fetishizing racists. Make no mistake, that is his real point. This alleged email is simply an excuse to trot that all out again.

    JD (eb5afc)

  83. Right you are, JD.

    So, let me do my announcer voice and say:

    “What do we have for the ladies, Johnny?”

    “Timex watches…”

    I’ll give anyone a 50-cent coupon to Walgreen’s if they remember where that came from.

    Ag80 (e828a4)

  84. The Price is Right?

    JD (eb5afc)

  85. I would also like to point out that the tactic that this lying crap weasel used is a very common leftist tactic. They take an individual, one that nobody has ever heard of, or someone clearly on the fringe, and take their words and actions and try to make that one person speak for all conservatives. You would need about 473 Cray supercomputers to count how many times they have done so. Willie the racist hilljack is especially fond of this tactic, and will eventually devolve further to where he trots out the “this is who you are” meme.

    JD (eb5afc)

  86. Dustin

    Timeshare spam is even more annoying than ridiculous gay hysteria spam, ag80.

    Thanks for taking one for the team.

    Um, do you have any idea how bad that sounds, Dustin?

    Aaron Worthing (b8e056)

  87. Please let us all focus on the politicos pandering so we can forget that this item is a violation of our 4TH amendment rights!

    I call that a Clear and Present Danger!!!!!!

    …….
    AW
    “I stand by my assertion about her hotness.”

    AW is referring to the TSA honey in the background I’m sure! Probably the badge…

    RTF (99d16a)


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